A PhD eligible student must complete the following requirements for the award of degree:

  • Pass six recommended courses of 18 credits hours

  • Pass Comprehensive Exam.

  • Pass PhD Proposal/Synopsis Defense

  • BASR Approval of PhD Proposal/Synopsis

  • Evaluation of Dissertation by 02 Evaluators from technological advanced countries recommended by the HEC and approved by BASR.

  • Student can freeze maximum up to 03 semesters subject to the genuine problem with the prior approval from the relevant PhD Coordinator/HOD and Dean. Freezing Application along with the approval is supposed to be kept in students file for record.

  • As per HEC policy, only internal/from within the university a eligible faculty can supervise the thesis/dissertations as main supervisor. If required, Co-Supervisor can be opted.

  • Research student is supposed to register each semester in the required credit hours of Dissertation (3, 6, and 9) and will pay the fees accordingly.

  • Student can register in 09 credit hours once only for Dissertation with the approval of Supervisor and HoD.

  • Supervisor is supposed to get the remuneration of dissertation supervision at the end of each semester after the submission of students’ progress report and meeting record. (Minimum 12 meetings a semester are required). Remuneration will be paid as per number of credit hours registered by the students (this is in process).

  • A supervisor can supervise a maximum number 5 dissertations at a time

  • Dissertation open Defense conducted by the committee consisting of: relevant Program HoD/Coordinator PhD program (as Secretary), relevant Dean, one external examiners, one internal examiners (as a subject Specialist) and OGS/Rep.

  • Publication of at least one research paper based on the PhD research work/dissertation in an HEC approved “X” category journal (in case of science subjects) is a requirement for the award of Ph.D. degree (“Y” in case of Management Sciences and Social Sciences only)

  • After review and defense process, final Dissertation approval from BASR.

  • Overall Passing grade for Ph.D. courses is CGPA 3. Or ‘B- ‘and above.

  • Color of Ph.D. Dissertation is Black

  • Submission of 02 soft copies of Dissertation in CD with PDF format and 05 hard copies for HEC, IoBM Library, relevant Department and OGS

  • Submission of PCD and personal details proforma provided by HEC

  • Completion of students file in all aspects having all relevant documents available in it.